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Policies & guidelines

Open access

We look at the range of open access opportunities available to help you maximize the reach and impact of your research.

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ORCiD identifiers

An ORCiD is a digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher, no matter how common your name is. It ensures you and your research activities can be easily identified, meaning you get the credit for all the work you do.

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Patient consent

All authors are required to follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirements on privacy and informed consent from patients and study participants.

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Peer review appeals and complaints

Taylor & Francis journals follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on appeals to journal editor decisions and complaints about a journal’s editorial management of the peer review process.

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Personal data

We take the privacy and protection of data and information seriously, and are committed to handling the personal information of all those we engage with, whether customers, suppliers, colleagues or any other community, responsibly and in a way that meets the legal requirements of the countries in which we operate.

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Any allegations of plagiarism or self-plagiarism made to a journal will be investigated by the editor of the journal and Taylor & Francis. If the allegations appear to be founded, all named authors of the paper will be contacted and an explanation of the overlapping material will be requested.

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